British Columbia Fruit Growers say no to GM fruit

Faced with the potential release of GM apples in the province, the BC Fruit Growers Association has come out against their release out of concern that their export markets will collapse. Last year, the producer board adopted a resolution  against the release of GM apples in Canada and this year, agreed to pursue GM Free […]

Canada: Politicians support BC growers’ fight against GM apples

May 22 2012 New Democrats are calling on the B.C. Liberals to defend the B.C. fruit industry by working with the federal government to keep the province free of genetically modified fruit. “The B.C. tree fruit industry produces healthy products that are world famous for flavour and purity.  Growers are concerned that this marketing advantage […]

Monsanto props up weak GM crop price in Australia

Monsanto props up weak GM crop price in Australia The Australian 23 April 2012, p. 7 — GLOBAL grain buyers are marking down the price of Australia’s genetically modified canola as the European market shuts the gate on GM crops. The Australian Wheat Board is offering to buy up supplies of GM canola at guaranteed […]

Soy shows way to GMO free

Declaring Hawke’s Bay a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO)-free region is just plain business sense, says Hastings grower Scott Lawson. “We have to take advantage of this marketing opportunity,” he said. His crop of soy beans was proof of the added value the GMO-free status could give to all Hawke’s Bay produce. “There is clear interest in […]